Asteriod Belt

  • Anonymous - 2013-11-28

    Why cannot the Asteriod Belt be seen?? ~ JupiterGreen

  • Kird

    Kird - 2013-11-30

    In my humble oppinion, one of the best planetarium programs of all time was 'Dance of the Planets' by ARC Science Simulations. ( Unfortunately the program runs only under good old MS-DOS.
    Dance of the Planets could display the asteroid belt. It took a lot of calculations to plot the asteroids in their current position and in the end the screen looked like the plot on this page:

    Last edit: Kird 2013-11-30
  • Kird

    Kird - 2013-11-30

    I gave it a try and I managed to run Dance of the Planets in DOSBox ( ) on an ACER laptop with Core i5-3210M and NVIDIA Geforce GT 630M.
    This is the result of the asteroid plot:

    Last edit: Kird 2013-11-30
  • Bogdan Marinov

    Bogdan Marinov - 2013-12-01

    The brightest Main Belt asteroids are included by default. You can add more asteroids with the Solar System Editor plug-in.

    Stellarium is a graphical sky simulator, not a top-down view Solar System visualizer. Even if you import a large number of Main Belt asteroids, because of the way Stellarium draws objects you won't get that "swarm" effect.



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